Nieman Journalism Lab
Nieman Journalism Lab
Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

@niemanlab archives: April 2012

So many disappointed animals: How BuzzFeed addresses copyright for all those photos 
How DNAInfo focuses news on a neighborhood level (Oh, and FYI, they’re hiring) 
A Twitter case study on found on average 1,250 tweets were sent per day in a month 
“Take a step back and various lions making nice with all manner of lambs is not as odd as it sounds” 
EveryBlock has a new app out that combines location with content creation 
Columbia’s J-school is getting $2 million for practical journalism research 
Yahoo News has put together an Instagram gallery of photos from the White House Correspondents Dinner 
How the AP uses social media to report and distribute news 
So what exactly do publishers (and others) do with that subscription information readers give them? 
Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti on why display ads are an artifact that isn’t coming back 
Good morning! Gawker’s new comments have branches, what does that have to do with 
Agile, social, cheap: The new way NPR is trying to make radio 
Who or what exactly is The New York Times’ R&D Ventures? 
Approve This Message: Politics through Awl-colored glasses 
Gawker: We want to elevate the discourse about frogs who sit like humans [CHART] 
The newsonomics of 99-cent media 
As news shifts toward mobile, will text alerts get left behind? 
Worldcrunch wants to be the Internet’s Rosetta Stone for news 
MinnPost reaches five years of fundraising with MinnRoast 
Human-assisted reporting, mass intelligence, and mobile mobile mobile: What we learned at ISOJ 
Are you a young dude interested in news? All else equal, this study says you’re a top paywall target 
Wall Street Journal dives into live, continuous coverage with its new Markets Pulse stream 
Here’s what @NPR came up with for listeners who want radio that sounds more like them 
This Week in Review: Rupert Murdoch takes the stand, and pressure on young aggregators 
Pennsylvania’s York Daily Record uses quiz to help voters pick candidates reflecting their views 
Did you know the @NYTimes has a research and development lab? 
New Pew study finds 17 percent of Americans get no news every day via @Poynter 
Facebook and Twitter on TV? People like it, according to new research 
PSA: The @ONA is looking for an early-career digital coordinator 
Must-reads on verification in a real-time news era 
Permanent-beta mode: @NPR goes agile, social, and cheap 
Is Twitter a “second-by-second, self-contained and self-referential closed feedback loop”? 
PBS @NewsHour names Tom Kennedy managing editor of digital news 
Who or what exactly is The @NYTimes R&D Ventures? 
This week in review: Murdoch on the stand, tech-induced loneliness, and a round-up of journalism debates 
A conversation with multitasking tech giants @SebastianThrun and @Jack Dorsey 
Good morning! Lessons in social media from the @NYTimes 
Resurrecting Gawker comments, a place editor @ajdaulerio called “a tar pit of hell” 
The CEO of Journatic explains how his company is doing the purest form of journalism 
There is indeed a reason why 99 cents is the magical price point for media 
Anonymous commenters rejoice: Gawker’s new system has burner accounts 
The Fun-ification of the New York Times Magazine continues: The Samuel L. Jackson Movie Generator 
Video from The Paley Center’s discussion on the future of media with people from Google, The Guardian and more 
Meet Approve This Message, your daily dose of politics through “Awl-colored glasses” 
PSA: The Investigative News Network is looking for a director of technology is 2 years old. That toddler really likes tales of murder, sex and fallen athletes 
“Content no longer demands to be free. It wants a fee — but how much of one?” 
“I think it’s safe to say we’re seeing the definition of news and journalism interpreted even more broadly than before” 
The newest development in the ABC News/Yahoo deal? Katie Couric will be hosting a news show online 
Gawker comments are dead! Long live Gawker comments! Nick Denton and AJ Daulerio on elevating discourse